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Mentoring Forum 2019

On October 17th, 2019 at Plekhanov Russian University of Economics was held the IInd Scientific and Practical Conference "Mentoring Forum: Ahead of the Future" organized by the Faculty of Finance in cooperation with IC VTB Insurance LLC and the International Academy of Management.

At the beginning of the Forum Olga Shemetkova, the Dean of Finance Faculty has greeted the audience and yielded the floor to Victor Grishin, the Rector of the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. He made a welcoming speech to the audience and  mentioned the relevance and timeliness of the national project "Increasing Labor Productivity and Supporting Employment" discussion.

Victor Grishin has mentioned that despite the systematic measures taken by the Government in recent years to increase labor productivity in our country. We still are lagging behind developed countries by at least 3 times in this indicator. Another equally important indicator is the rate of growth of labor productivity. The task is not simple and we should discuss this topic. We have to choose the right direction and give recommendations for resolving the issues before sending it to our Government.


The moderator of the event was Vladimir Usanov, Director of the International Academy of Management. He welcomed the audience and mentioned the importance of the Mentoring Forum as a dialogue between two parties: business and higher education. The purpose of this dialogue is preparing a suitable competitive graduates for the real business needs.

In the Forum take participation leading specialists in many fields of production and education.

Ekaterina Grishina, Director of the Productivity Improvement Center, Head of the Productivity Leaders Project, VAVT, Ministry of Economic Development of Russia addressed the issues of creating programs to increase productivity.

Elena Zorina, Head of the program "Development of Personal Effectiveness and Business Qualities: Soft Skills" LLC IC "VTB Insurance" devoted her speech to the issues of creating productivity leaders through the development of personal competencies of company employees, increasing motivation, and personal fulfilment.  

Vladimir Shcherbakov, President of the International Academy of Management, Doctor of Economics, Professor, addressed the issues of mentoring methods used at the enterprises.

Agnessa Osipova, Member of the Presidium of the International Academy of Management, President of BRPI JSC (Baskin Robbins), Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Russian Franchising Association, PhD in Medicine, winner of the "Manager of the Year" contest, characterized the franchising as the revolutionary technology of production and mentioned its significance in mentoring.

Vladimir Raevsky, Chief Scientific Secretary of the International Academy of Management, Doctor of Economics, Professor, addressed the mentoring experience issues during the creating specialists process in the field of Government Finance Management.


Mikhail Korobeynikov, Vice-President of the International Academy of Management, Principal Researcher, Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Acting State Advisor to the Russian Federation, Class I, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Economics, Professor  mentioned the importance of mentoring technologies of the "golden" fund of personnel for the transfer of knowledge to young specialists.

In addition, forum speakers mentioned the employers participation significance in creating tomorrow of their enterprises.

After the Panel Discussion in the second part of Mentoring Forum was held the Award Ceremony. In the Ceremony Olga Shemetkova, the Dean of the Faculty of Finance in PRUE was awarded by Vladimir Shcherbakov, the President of International Academy of Management. Olga Shemetkova became a winner of the "Golden Fund" of the XXII Annual Russian Competition "Manager of the Year — 2018" in the nomination "Innovative Management Style".

All the guests of the Mentoring Forum expressed their deep gratitude to the administration of PRUE and Faculty of Finance for the high level of organization the IInd Mentoring Forum and noted the high interest of participants in discussion.



See you next year!